Me in 10 seconds
California native, I now live in New Zealand.
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What am I doing now?
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How to Live (2021)
Not quite non-fiction, not quite self-help. It’s a work of art about conflicting philosophies.
Hell Yeah or No (2020)
Useful wisdom. Simple profound mental models to guide your decisions.
Your Music and People (2020)
Get your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, and connected.
Anything You Want (2011 → 2022)
40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur. My tales of starting, building, and selling CD Baby.
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- Book Notes
- detailed notes from the last 320+ books I’ve read
- Now Now Now
- a collection of sites that have a “what I’m doing now” page
- tools to help people translate books
- inspiring quotes about music, translated into Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Português, Русский, العربية, 日本語, and 中文
You can listen to over 80 hours of interviews, where I’m the guest.
Each one has an MP3 you can download, or a transcript if you prefer to read.
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- May 9, 2022
- Travel is best with young children : https://sive.rs/tk
- May 8, 2022
- Short URLs: why and how : https://sive.rs/su
- April 14, 2022
- Updated all four of my book pages, starting at the home page with the stack of books: https://sive.rs/
- April 13, 2022
- Built a web app to help people translate my books. Used by over 300 translators, editors, and reviewers, to translate my books into 30 languages. Now it has a name: https://inchword.com/
- March 9, 2022
- Why I left America : https://sive.rs/left
- March 2, 2022
- Write plain text files : https://sive.rs/plaintext